"Brown Recluse Zine Distro was created to support and center zines written by people of color. This project was born out of passion for zines and frustration at the lack of representation and meaningful zine material for POC. 

So after many years of reading zines, writing zines and observing zine culture I decided to start a zine distro that centers our voices and presents our large contribution to zine and DIY culture. BRZD is dedicated to our struggles, our projects and our zines.

Brown Recluse Zine Distro was born in the spirit of visibility and in the spirit of celebrating our cultures and intersectionality. BRZD exists to strengthen our ties and highlight our intersectional, relatable experiences." 

- Xiamara Chupaflor, Founder of BRZD


BRZD was founded as a solo project in summer '13 in Seattle, WA after the POC Zine Project's Race Riot Tour, and collectivized in 2015. Collective members, read submissions, run social media, send out orders, write descriptions, table events around the country, answer emails, hustle money, and deal with all the day to day operations.


BRZD has operated out of Coast Salish and now Ohlone Lands.






Bay Area Queer Zine Fest

Dear Diary Zine Fest, Berkeley
It's a Moment: A Community Exchange, Oakland

We Are the Ones One Year Anniversary, Oakland

Los Angeles Zine Fest

Chicago Zine Fest


Dear Diary Zine Fest, Oakland

Break Free Fest, Philadelphia

Aklasan Fest, San Francisco

San Francisco Zine Fest

Long Beach Zine Fest

Dream Dive Mini Fest, San Francisco

East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest

Ginihawa Marketplace, San Francisco

EM Wolfman Books, Oakland

Moms4Housing Benefit Show, Oakland

Liyang Network Benefit Market, Oakland


Break Free Fest, Philadelphia

Chicago Zine Fest

Femme+Them Art Show, SF

Bay Area Queer Zine Fest

The Multivrs is Illuminated, Oakland

San Francisco Zine Fest

Chicago Art Book Fair

East Bay Alternative Book+Zine Fest



Brown Paper Zine & Small Press Fair, NYC

NAH Fair, Los Angeles

Book Your Own Fest, Olympia

Chicago Zine Fest

Bay Area Queer Zine Fest

Portland Zine Symposium

Olympia Hardcore Fest

Zine Queers Vol 3, LA

Short Run Comics+Arts Fest, Seattle

Olympia Zine Fest

Intersect Fest, Portland

East Bay Alternative Book+Zine Fest, Oakland


Olympia Hardcore Fest, 2016

EVERYTHING IS NOT OK Fest, Oklahoma 2016

Olympia Zine Fest, 2015

Long Beach Zine Fest, 2015

Portland Zine Symposium, 2014
LA Zine Fest, 2014

Chicago Zine Fest, 2014

POC Zine Project Race Riot Tour 2013


brown recluse zine distro © 2016